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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Mittwoch 14 September 1960
Zeit:08:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: N6127A
Werknummer: 1117
Baujahr: 1960
Betriebsstunden:1573
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 70
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 76
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Boston Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA
Flug nach:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), USA
Flugnummer:AA361
Unfallbericht:
The Lockheed's main gear struck a dyke while approaching New York-La Guardia.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot to properly plan and execute the approach to a landing. Factors which may have contributed where the shortened runway and the unmarked upper portion of the dyke."



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Distance from Boston Airport, MA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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